Keith Welsh

LCSW-C, LCSW

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​

I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016.

In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 28334

UT LCSW 12887977-3501

MA LICSW 124731

NJ LCSW 44SC06117100

NH LICSW 2789

ME LCSW LC21176

DC LICSW LC200001675

PA LCSW CW014672

DE LCSW Q1-0011919


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Keith Welsh. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Keith is incredibly attentive, responsive, and caters to the individual. He presented me with multiple options of therapy that might best suit my needs and explained these options very thoroughly. I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking help!

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very good listener

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

We have only been connected for a few weeks but I would recommend him to anyone I know

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith is been a wonderful asset to me. He's very knowledgable and one of the only people I trust in counselling.

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve been through therapy a few times, and I’ve only had one good therapist before. I was nervous to keep looking, thinking I wouldn’t find anyone as good as her. I am so happy that I was matched with Keith! He is very supportive and gives you many options for treatment. I’m thankful to finally have found someone who I’m confident in seeing. I highly recommend him to anyone!

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith is flexible in the approach to therapy in our sessions. His warmth and insight are incredible.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

One EMDR session with Keith has been tremendously helpful—I keep using the word "miraculous" when describing it to people. Painful trauma that I've struggled with for decades now feels not only resolved, but transformed into an asset and strength that I carry with me. I'm so glad Keith recommended EMDR. It was a super effective treatment and he was an excellent guide through the process.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching

An expert. Even in times when I’m not clear and concise, he’s able to understand me. Lot of reading material so even if you’re not the type for quick responses, he’ll point you in the right direction with lots of information. Lots of breakthroughs

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Keith understands what I am going through and he helps to provide the tools and techniques to help me better my mental health.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Understanding guy

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Thank you for all of your help Keith!

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I struggled to find a local therapist in a timely manner. Most were 3-5 month wait. I saw an add for better health on tv so I contacted them. Keith got in touch with me right away. He's been extremely helpful and couldn't be more happy with the care and situation I am in.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Thank you for being engaged.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

I'm so pleased to have found Keith Welsh. His insightful responses in both traditional therapy and EMDR have helped me make significant progress in improving my life. I highly recommend Keith Welsh.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Keith is a very good therapist with a lot of different methods to help you with! He helped me quite a bit with EMDR technique, and now he is very good in helping me with my career related concerns.

Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Keith Welsh has been a true blessing. He takes the time to answer questions and concerns. He displays true compassion and really wants to see his clients live better and joyful lives.

Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Keith is very kind and supportive. He offers therapy choices and explains them thoroughly.

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

My journey with Keith has been amazing at first I was a little leery about sharing some of my problems anxieties and fears I thought of a therapist is one who just listens and analyzes you as someone who is in need and weak but I found out that is absolutely no Way true personally Keith has become more than a therapist to me but he's a friend he's been consistent with his kind and gentle spirit never judging even when I appear to be frantic about the things in my life he's helped me with things from my personal to my professional life there is times I have message him two three in the morning when my anxiety was at his most critical points not once did he let me down he is always giving me his undivided attention and offered me some articles that maybe I could glean from he has always went beyond the call of duty he has share with me some very low points but he's also celebrated with me on accomplishments not only for me but my children as well it gives me great pleasure to be able to say Keith Welsh is an amazing human being his character speaks volumes I am truly grateful for being his client

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Keith for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Keith is a great therapist and a great listener too. In his own words he is a very “solution-based therapist,” meaning that he wants to get to the bottom of your issues and help you get over them. I really appreciated that about him.

Written on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Keith has truly been a gift to me at a time when I needed a therapist who not only had the expertise to help, but the compassion and understanding to meet me where I was. His allowance for me to explore what I need to deal with, as well as direction toward a greater understanding of the issues I'm dealing with and navigating through, has been exactly what I needed at this phase of life. He took time to explain and walk me through the process of EMDR and provided this practice with excellence. Highly recommended!

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coaching

Keith creates a very comfortable and safe environment to discuss your thoughts and feelings. He has provided different ways to handle everyday challenges and I look forward to our weekly conversations.

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Right away I could tell Keith has a lot experience. He is always flexible on the type of therapy. Really tries to use what would have the most impact. Keith cares about his clients, it shows by his rapid replies and weekly reflections.

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigu

Takes time to listen to you and gives you good tips. He is available at any time for the most part to respond to your messages. Definitely convenient for your professional and friendly

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In the short time I have been working with Keith I can honestly say I have never felt so comfortable to get help. Keith is a great human being.

Written on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith is a great therapist and offers EMDR which is a really unique and effective form of therapy. Definitely recommend Keith to anyone working through depression, anxiety, or grief.

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve had one video appointment with Keith, and I already feel comfortable enough to open up to him, which is huge for me. I get social anxiety and I didn’t feel nervous in the slightest during our entire session. We talked about goals for therapy, he gave me options for the type of therapy I can receive, and he demonstrated true empathy and kindness while we spoke. I feel optimistic and look forward to future sessions with Keith.

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith has been excellent…supportive, understanding, & helpful the whole way.

Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning anger management

I’ve always been wary of counseling but Keith put me at ease and offered a variety of methods to help me with my issues.
After a month of help and counseling from Keith I can honestly say there’s been a huge change in my behaviour during stressful periods and that he’s been the help I needed to become a better and more calm person.
I highly recommend that anyone that battles with anxiety or anger issues as I did to get in touch with Keith.

Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing guy overall really patient and helpful

Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I have had 2 sessions and they have been good. The feeling and being heard and validating for your feelings is greater than other help from him

Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Keith is awesome, he’s a huge support to me, and I trust him. It’s the first time I’ve sought therapy to help me through life, I just wish I had the insight and courage previously, my experience has drastically improved my life, and Keith has been integral to helping me navigate this next chapter. I would highly recommend him as a therapist.

Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Keith is very responsive and it is clear that he listens to what his clients say. Keith also treats his clients with respect and seems to genuinely care about their well-being. Although I have only been working with Keith for a few weeks I feel this will be a very beneficial experience and I would feel confident in recommending him to others.

Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I found Keith very helpful and professional. Highly recommend him!

Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I wasn't sure what to expect from EMDR therapy but my sessions with Keith have been invaluable. He made me feel completely at ease discussing anything that was on my mind, and being able to let my guard down and express difficult emotions was a huge relief. We got to the bottom of damaging thought patterns and have been working to deal with them, which I feel confident using on my own now. His patience, understanding and guidance have enabled me to make what I am confident will be lasting positive changes.
I definitely recommend Keith and EMDR sessions, he is a wonderful therapist and I am very glad to know he is there if I need any help.
Thank you, Keith for all your help and patience.

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Kieth is quite possibly the best counselor I have ever had. Keith’s wide range of experience allows him to tailor his approach to suit me. He is non-judgemental and very helpful. I feel like he genuinely cares about my healing and his responsiveness allows me to reach out to him at all hours. By far, he has created the best counseling experience I have ever had.

Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Did my first EMDR session with Keith today. I am very confident he will get me back to where I want to be in life

Written on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’m still new to Better Help and Keith but so far I can’t complain. He gives me the best advice and guidance he thinks is suitable for a situation or problem.

Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Keith is very responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive.

Written on Feb 20, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Keith has been an absolutely amazing counselor to rely on. He really helps me sort out the things I need to discuss and always offers me the most successful strategy to mend my concerns. He is reliable, honest, empathetic and a great listener. I enjoy the various ways he utilizes his knowledge to offer the best help in any situation. I truly appreciate all that he has done for me and has definitely brightened my future and I am actually excited to look forward to my future. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for me, Keith!

Written on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I very excited about my out come moving forward with Keith So I can live my purpose of what God Created me to be! Amen Thanks Better Health

Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

AmaZingly helpful

Written on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, and self esteem

Keith Welsh is a great therapist. My communication with him began with messaging, and then we started doing phone and video sessions. I felt comfortable talking to him immediately which was very important to me because the issues that I’m dealing with really require me to be open about some very personal and private things that have caused a lot of trauma in my life. I find Keith to be a very warm guy who is a great listener. He really shows empathy for my situation while at the same time offering great advice. I’d recommend him to anyone.

Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Working with Keith was great! Because of some financial issues I had a limited time I was able to afford BetterHelp and Keith suggested a perfect way to get maximum therapeutic value in that time. We were able to complete two EMDR sessions, both of which helped greatly with various aspects of my anxiety. Keith was always friendly, respectful, and insightful and I am very grateful for his help. I'm hoping once my job situation stabilizes I will be able to afford to sign up with BetterHelp again so I can continue working with him.

Written on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Keith has been incredibly helpful in helping me assess and approach my concerns with a variety of resources and avenues. I feel heard and supported and already feel the positive impact of our sessions.

Written on Sep 12, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks

After completing the workbook process, Keith has recommended reading articles which has helped me tremendously.
I’m looking forward to working more with Keith.

Written on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

Keith is the epitome of professionalism. His polite demeanor and thorough avenues of approach allow for the individual to experience therapy on their terms. He truly does have his client's best interests at the front of his methods and it shows throughout his practice. His unique perspective as a veteran also provides much needed assistance to a severely under-served population.

I wholeheartedly recommend Keith as a therapist for any veteran searching for understanding and healing.

Written on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Keith has helped me so much! He understands my feelings and helps me in the best way possible to my situation. I highly recommend him to anyone!

Written on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is great

Written on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Well balanced listening and speaking.

Written on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

He is great!

Written on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keith has helped me and listened to me in a difficult time. I feel that he cares and understand which is very helpful to feel understood. He is a good person to work with.

Written on Apr 04, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have really benefited from sessions with Keith.

Written on Feb 17, 2020 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Keith is a great guy with a lot of expertise and knowledge. He is very easy to work with and presents many different options for how to go about therapy. I look forward to working with him more in the future and hope others will come to him for help as well.

Written on Dec 28, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Keith is fantastic, he continues to support me in the most appropriate way and I’m grateful for his support through a difficult time in my life

Written on Nov 18, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Keith Welsh is a great guy, super understanding and kind. He will go the extra mile to help you, he has been the single best help for my issues. Thanks again Keith, your a true healer.

Written on Oct 14, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Keith is extremely supportive and very attentive. When I stop making appointments he drops me a message, which is very motivating to continue working on myself. He helps me to see the underlying problems and walks me through them. I am very grateful for his support.

Written on Sep 25, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

It’s amazing how beneficial therapy is. The EMDR sessions with Keith have enabled me to reclaim my power and control over my own life. As a result of my work with Keith I went from too scared and anxious to leave the house with crippling panic, to being able to enjoy walks with my husband in the park, garden and we have even traveled by plane, and train. I’ve been able to leave some toxic relationships that weren’t serving me, and now feel equipped to not only face life but to enjoy the richness and fullness of it. I highly recommend Keith as a counselor and the EMDR sessions.

Written on May 29, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Keith was very knowledgeable and experienced therapist. At first I was hesitant to open-up but as our sessions went on, I felt more comfortable and trusting in discussing my issues. He is very accommodating, patient and sincerely helpful in answering all my queries. I am extremely grateful that he guided and redirected me towards achieving my goals.

Written on Mar 11, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Keith is amazing!

Written on Feb 24, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 6 days on issues concerning career difficulties

Keith is very patient and understanding. Recommend :)

Written on Feb 03, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Keith’s candidness and directness with me. I am pleased with how often I hear from him and really appreciate the impact he is trying to make on my life!

Written on Jan 21, 2019 after therapy with Keith for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Keith Walsh is an exceptional counselor. He is prompt, professional, caring, and kind. He responds in a prompt manner and offers a variety of ways to receive counseling. I am also confident in his expertise and knowledge and his ability to competently help me with the issues I am having. I highly recommend him.

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